Windows 10: A newbie question on Windows To Go

Discus and support A newbie question on Windows To Go in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I know WinToGo is applicable only to Enterprise version................ officially. My question is : If I have win 10 installed to a certified USB... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by davidhk, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. davidhk Win User

    A newbie question on Windows To Go


    I know WinToGo is applicable only to Enterprise version................ officially.

    My question is :
    If I have win 10 installed to a certified USB ( yes, I know I can use a non-certified one with limitations), I can take it to any Windows computer, plug it in, and presto........ Win 10 at your service ?

    If so, why would anyone want to upgrade his/her precious reliable OS to Win 10 ?

    I am sure I have misunderstood a lot on this subject.
    Someone please correct and enlighten me.

    Thank you.

    :)
     
    davidhk, Feb 10, 2016
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    How do I put my Windows 10 into sleep mode.
     
    CarolynHowardJohnson, Feb 10, 2016
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  3. mjnashmd Win User
    newbie questions

    recently bought a SIM free E72-1 in Israel from an independent dealer. (not cell company)



    Software version 022.007 Software version date 10 Dec 09

    Custom version 022.007.C00.01 Custom version date 10 Dec 09

    Language Set 24.01

    Model E72-1

    RM-530

    Product Code 0586218 (which i see from checking product lists is 0586218: EMERGING ASIA QW BLACK)

    the phone has eng and heb software



    my questions:

    1 - are there any SW updates available to this model

    2 - what does the qw in the phone product description mean

    3 - does anyone have a list of the language codes

    4 - the phone has eng and heb software and keyboard, the letter mapping of the keyboard both eng and heb is correct. the punctuation (hypen, pound sign, colon, period etc) is NOT correct. does anyone know where to get an alternate keyboard that is correctly
    mapped?

    (I presume this is a phone imported by the independent dealer who then burned eng heb software on it as it is different from the product codes I see are sold by the cell companies in Israel)
     
    mjnashmd, Feb 10, 2016
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  4. Kyhi Win User

    A newbie question on Windows To Go

    Enterprise - uses a Volume License Key...
     
  5. You won't get anywhere near the performance of Windows 10 that's running on an SSD. You also could be space-limited, even with a large flash drive.

    I have to ask though...you seem to hint that Windows 10 isn't reliable. Windows 7 was very reliable for me. Windows 8.1 was very reliable for me. Windows 10 is every bit as reliable, or more, than any previous version. In fact, it's been so reliable and performs so well, I've begun rolling it out to across my company.
     
    DeaconFrost, Feb 10, 2016
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  6. Kyhi Win User
    USB Performance was my next statement..
     
  7. lx07 Win User
    Sure you can. You can install any Windows version on any USB.

    If you plug it into another PC it will not be licensed though as the hardware has changed (unless you have volume license). You also can't upgrade it and it is slower.
     
  8. davidhk Win User

    A newbie question on Windows To Go

    But Win 10 will run albeit slow and not upgradable ?
     
    davidhk, Feb 10, 2016
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  9. lx07 Win User
    Yes, it works fine. I do it. I use a partition of a USB hard drive but it is the same procedure.

    You can use the (pretty brief) powershell steps here if you don't have enterprise Windows To Go Step by Step - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki


    Because I've only used it on my normal PC it activated automatically with the digital entitlement but I'm certain this would break if I tried it elsewhere.
     
  10. davidhk Win User
    Thank you.
    I have the Howtogeek tutorial.
    Yours appears to be hell of a lot more in details and perhaps complicated.
     
    davidhk, Feb 10, 2016
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  11. davidhk Win User
    I am just merely mirroring the sentiments from people having issues one way or the other using Windows 10.
    Whether it is because of the users' ignorance which causes the issues is another topic.

    My 2 laptops running Win 10 have no issue at all.
     
    davidhk, Feb 10, 2016
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  12. lx07 Win User
    The Howtogeek tutorial (if you mean this How to Create a Windows To Go USB Drive Without the Enterprise Edition) is missing 2 steps.

    It doesn't set SanPolicy to 4 (which stops you accessing local disks) and it doesn't disable recovery environment. It will work without these steps though but be careful not to write anything to your normal boot disks especially if you have fast boot or hibernation enabled.

    Why not give it a try anyway? If you install Enterprise evaluation you'll not have worry about activation.
     
  13. WHS
    whs Win User

    A newbie question on Windows To Go

    I used a 128GB SSD and attached it to the eSata port. Works like a charm. USB3 ports are nearly as fast.

    And here is how I did it.

    Windows 10 - Setup and Run on USB Flash Drive - Windows 10 Forums
     
  14. davidhk Win User
    It will be my next new project.
    Thank you.
     
    davidhk, Feb 10, 2016
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  15. Kyhi Win User
    Or you just apply the install.wim to the USB drive and then use bcdboot to create a bootable USB
    Windows to Go

    Or appy the install.wim to a vhd on the USB and once again use bcdboot to make the USB - vhd bootable

    Dism, Bcdboot, install.wim and USB all you need.. Although External HDD better..
     
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